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New Booze: Barrel-Aged Sloe Gin, Rum from Grenada, 5-Year-Old Tequila, Rose Liqueur

Spirit Works Reserve Barrel Sloe Gin

SloeSpirit Works has released a limited edition barrel aged sloe gin – the first of its kind in the US.

To produce their Reserve Barrel Sloe Gin, they began with their Spirit Works Sloe Gin, made with real sloe berries, and Spirit Works Gin, then allowing the blend to rest in new American Oak for several months.  This barrel-aging process allows the spirit to breathe through the wood, rounding the sweetness and the spices.

 Spirit Works Reserve Barrel Sloe Gin is currently available exclusively in Northern California at a suggested retail price of $75.00.  It can also be sampled in the Distillery tasting room, along with their full portfolio Thursday – Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Tours of the distillery are also available by appointment, Friday – Sunday at 4pm. To arrange a tour or for more information on the Distillery and where to purchase its products, visit the website


Dulce Vida Extra Anejo Tequila

DV B -1Dulce Vida Organic Tequila announces a 5-Year Limited Edition Extra Añejo. Like all Dulce Vida tequilas, the Extra Añejo is made with 100% blue agave sourced from the Los Altos Higlands of Jalisco, and distilled and aged in San Ignacio Cerro Gordo, Mexico. This Limited Edition was rested for five years in barrels of American Oak that previously contained vintages of Merlot and Cabernet wines from a Napa Valley winery.

Dulce Vida’s Extra Anejo will be available in the market in November with an expected retail price of $169 per bottle.


 Giffard Speed Rack Black Rose Liqueur

Rose liqueurBack Bar Project LLC, exclusive importers of Giffard Liqueurs announces a special edition, all natural, Crème de Rose liqueur. Giffard, the family-owned liqueur maker located in France’s Loire Valley since 1885 worked with the founders of Speed Rack, an all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer research.  Speed Rack Black Rose Liqueur will be available starting December 14th in New York. Net proceeds of Speed Rack Black Rose will be donated in support of breast cancer awareness and education.

Petals of Moroccan Rosa Damascena are macerated in neutral beet spirit to extract their delicate aroma and flavor. Sugar and water are then added to the infusion to create this exquisite liqueur. The label features Speed Rack’s notable black and pink logo.

Speed Rack, created by bar industry leaders, Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, kicked off its fourth season on November 10th, 2014 in Washington DC. Mix and Marrero will be hosting all-women bartender cocktail competitions that raise money for breast cancer research in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Dallas and New York City.  The Speed Rack National Finals will take place in New York City in June 7, 2015. In 2015, the tour will expand globally to Canada and France and continue efforts in the U.K., making Speed Rack the one and only all-female, international bartending competition. For a list of event dates, please visit

Speed Rack Black Rose Liqueur (20 percent ABV), will be available for $34.99 MSRP in all Speed Rack competition markets, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Illinois, Texas, California, Washington and Colorado, among others. For a complete list of availability, please visit


Six Saints Rum 

SIXSAINTSBOTTLE 72dpiCrucial Drinks will be launching Six Saints Rum – one of the first actively exported rums produced in Grenada - in the US market. Six Saints Rum is set to be released on January 1st, 2015 in NJ, FL, GA and IL and will hit shelves in the CT, DE, MD, MA, NY, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV and DC markets by early 2015.

Six Saints Rum is exclusively distilled at Grenada Distillers (formerly the Grenada Sugar Factory) – one of just two surviving distilleries on the Island. Though Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice,” Six Saints Rum is un-spiced.

It is distilled from fermented molasses then finished in once used American white oak bourbon barrels until mature.

Six Saints Rum takes its name from Grenada’s six saintly parishes: St. George, St. John, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, St. Mark and St. David. Grenada has been quietly producing rum since 1785 and is the last of the West Indies to actively export their spirits.

 41.7% ABV; MSRP $37/ 750ml



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